Robin's Canine Cancer Files

In Memory of Nicholas

Home Pages and Letters -
You Are Not Alone

General Cancer Information
(Conventional Medicine)

Specific Cancers
Bone Cancers, Lymphoma and Blood Cancers, Mammary, Mast Cell, Melanoma


Not So Conventional Medicine
Diet and Nutrition
General Health Info Financial Assistance And if the time should ever come....

Please note: * means a link wasn't working at the last update,
but we are hoping it will come back. So, go ahead and try them

Homepages and Letters
You are not alone...

20 link(s)

  • Alp's Story
  • Beanny's Cancer Story
  • Betsy's Story
    (Breast/Mammary Cancer)
  • Candice
  • Dempsey's Story
  • Fergie
  • Nero's Cancer
  • Sander
    Bone cancer
  • Tara's Story
    (Lymphosarcoma - lymphoma)
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    Cancer Information and Conventional Medicine

    49 link(s)

  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
    Board Certified Vet Oncologists
  • Cancer in the Canine
    A "must read" link.
  • Clinical Trials
    Houston, TX

  • Glucocorticosteroids (Corticosteroids, Steroids)
    Some forms of cancer such as lymphosarcoma and mast cell tumors respond to high doses of glucocorticoids, or glucocorticoids combined with other medications.
  • Interleukin-6 Study
    Journal Abstract
  • Selecciones Veterinarias Tumor Links *
    From Argentina - site is in Spanish, but most links are in English.
  • Small Animal Oncology Into the New Millennium .pdf file, requires Acrobat Reader free from
    Another overview, also info about mast cell, lymphoma, oral tumors, and soft tissue sarcomas
  • Smiling Blue Sky's Cancer Fund
    Several studies and articles
  • Spleenic Masses in Dogs
    **Graphic Photos**
  • Veterinary Abbreviations and Acronyms
    Based on Merck Veterinary Manual and supplemented from other sources
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    Specific Cancers
    Not all are listed here so be sure to check General Cancer Info too.

    Bone Cancers:

    6 link(s)

    Lymphoma and Blood Related Cancers:
    7 link(s)


    4 link(s)

    Mast Cell:

    16 link(s)

  • Cancer
    Scroll down for mast cell info
  • Melanoma:
    (Note: Comments are from the webmaster, not Robin)

    13 link(s)

  • Cancer Control Journal - Melanoma Metastasis
    Based on mice studies, a description on what melanoma does and how it does it.
  • Example of Ano-Rectal Junction
    Microscopic photo showing some of the geography involved.
  • Melanoma in Dogs
    Ask Dr. Mike
  • National Institutes of Health - Diagnosis and Treatment of Early
    Written for humans. Info on diagnosis and staging, also info on "atypical moles".
  • Nikon Microscopy - James E. Hayden - Infiltrating Melanoma in Ca
    Microscopic Photograph - scroll about half way down
  • Oncolink - NCI/PDQ Physician Statement: Melanoma
    More detailed info, for human melanoma
  • Oncolink - NCI/PDQ Patient Statement: Melanoma
    Includes info on staging melanoma in humans and treatment for each stage.
  • Oncolink: Melanoma - General Information
    While these articles seem to be written for humans, it's what I've found from the Veterinary Oncolink site.
  • Selected Skin Tumors in Domestic Mammals - Canine Skin Tumors
    An Overview of various canine skin cancers. This is where I got the fact that mitotic rate under 2 is usually considered benign for melanoma.
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    Not So Conventional Medicine
    Please check any treatment with your veterinarian, to be sure it will do no harm.

    9 link(s)

  • Healing Foods & Natural Chemo therapy
    NOTE: some foods listed, such as apricot pits, contain dangerous substances such as arsenic. Please use caution and consult your veterinarian.
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    Diet and Nutrition

    13 link(s)

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    General Health Info

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    Financial Assistance

    2 link(s)

  • Can We Help You Keep Your Dog - Pet Health
    includes a few links to online shopping for pet health supplies and medications - shop around for the best prices
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    And if the time should ever come....

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